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Four Color Politics

Mainly the Quotes of the Morning, with occasional Other Crap.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Quotes of the Morning: State of the Union

“Yesterday was, of course, the annual State of the Union address.”

“Fellow citizens, we are in this fight to win, and we are winning.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, State of the Union Address, January 31, 2006

“President Bush acknowledged for the first time yesterday that the United States is not winning the war in Iraq and said he plans to expand the overall size of the ‘stressed’ U.S. armed forces to meet the challenges of a long-term global struggle against terrorists.”
-Washington Post, December 20, 2006

“The road of victory is the road that will take our troops home. As we make progress on the ground, and Iraqi forces increasingly take the lead, we should be able to further decrease our troop levels---but those decisions will be made by our military commanders, not by politicians in Washington, D.C.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, State of the Union Address, January 31, 2006

“The Bush administration is split over the idea of a surge in troops to Iraq, with White House officials aggressively promoting the concept over the unanimous disagreement of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, according to U.S. officials familiar with the intense debate.”
-Washington Post, December 19, 2006

“Oops.. Those were from last year’s State of the Union and a few stray news articles... My mistake.”

“Victory means exit strategy, and it's important for the president to explain to us what the exit strategy is.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, April 9, 1999

“I'm worried about over committing our military around the world. I want to be judicious in its use. You mentioned Haiti. I wouldn't have sent troops to Haiti. I didn't think it was a mission worthwhile. It was a nation building mission. And it was not very successful. It cost us a couple billions of dollars and I'm not sure democracy is any better off in Haiti than it was before.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, October 12, 2000

“Dang it! Wrong time period again. Fearless Leader wasn’t even President when he said those.”

“Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald used his opening statement in the CIA leak trial Tuesday to allege that Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff lied and destroyed a note showing Cheney's early involvement.”
-MSNBC, January 23, 2007

“Gosh darn it! That wasn’t even about the State of the Union.. That was just the start of Scooter Libby’s trial yesterday. I give up. Maybe we’ll try this again tomorrow.”


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